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The History Of The Wax Image
- May 14, 2018 -

Wax figure has evolved from a single wax image to the wax art of the present era, which has undergone a long historical process. According to historical records, people in ancient Babylon had mastered the technology of wax portrait. In fourth Century B.C., King Alessandra Te of Macedonia asked him to make wax figures. In ancient Egypt, wax statues were placed in tombs at the funeral ceremony. In ancient Greece, wax gods were often displayed in religious etiquette. In the ancient Rome mask Festival, the aristocratic family also displayed their ancestors' facial masks made of wax and took part in the funeral. In the middle ages, Europe used wax figures for witchcraft, and the churches had already made waxy images for the believers, and used wax mask to commemorate emperors and great men, such as the Anu Jia J Da Church in Florence, Italy, as the incarnation of the late emperors and great men. During the Renaissance, the bronze badge, which was made of wax, was Antonio Abondio's famous wax figure artist at that time.

From 17 to eighteenth Century, the Spanish and Italy color paraffin sculptured embossment was popular, and the production of the wax image was also popularized in medicine. The Sicilian Gaetano Julio Zumbo worked with the French surgeon, de SnoN, to make human anatomical waxes. During this period, many European countries, including England, France and Germany, produced many elaborate wax figures. The simulation effect of wax figure has promoted the development of this art. In 1770, the first temporary wax museum was opened in Paris, France, and the wax figure appeared in a regular display. In 1776, the Swiss wax figure artist Curtius, at the Palace of Versailles in Paris, France, temporarily exhibited the colorful wax figures of the royal court party. In 1802, Mary Glashultz, the name of Madame Tusa's pre marital name, collected and sculpted the heads of the famous people at the time, using the basis of his young and medical expert kurtuss, an expert in making medical anatomical wax figures. Especially during the French Revolution, she even collected human head plastic imaging under the broken head, from France. Emigrated to the United Kingdom and toured the British Isles for nearly 33 years and eventually settled in London, England. In 1835, Madame Tussauds introduced the art from France to England and established a permanent "Madame Tussaud's". In 1880, French journalist Arthur Meyer, together with the famous painter and sculptor Alfred Gravan, founded the "Wax Museum of the grace Museum" in Paris, France. Over the past hundred years, the Canadian Wax Museum of Vitoria, the wax museum of Sa Lancaster, Pennsylvania and so on. The establishment of the wax museum has attracted more and more tourists to appreciate wax figures, appreciate history, cherish reality, and "close" contact with the people they admire. This makes wax art more popular and emulation.